‘After 2014 polls Omar met BJP president , had agreed to demand of CM from saffron party’

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Srinagar: In a sensational disclosure, Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday revealed that National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah met BJP President after 2014 polls to seek his support for becoming Chief Minister.

Addressing thousands of people in Handwara town, Sajad said Omar met BJP President along with two other persons after 2014 polls for working out power sharing pact in the State.

He also claimed that Omar had agreed to BJP’s demand for rotational chief minister. “As per the understanding, Omar was to get Chief Ministerail post for three years and BJP for three years,” he said.

In an open challenge, Sajad had Monday asked Omar Abdullah to reveal which national party President he had met after 2014 polls for seeking support to become CM. (KNS)

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